Museum Shop Guide

Monday, March 11, 2019

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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Blueprint sketch of winged bull, by Frohman, Robb & Little Architects. Courtesy Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection.

National Building Museum to open Animals, Collected

Friday, March 8, 2019

New exhibition features never-before-shown objects from the collection WASHINGTON, D.C.— On April 20, 2019, the National Building Museum opens Animals, Collected, a new exhibition featuring architectural objects depicting animals, all drawn from the permanent collection. Imagined as a cabinet of curiosities, Animals, Collected presents two-...

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Collections Highlight: Stained Glass

Friday, March 1, 2019

By Laura Hicken, assistant registrar When visitors to the National Building Museum learn of the more than 130,000 architectural drawings in our permanent collection, they frequently think of blueprints and other technical drawings. They’re not wrong: we definitely have a soft spot for our thousands...

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National Building Museum exhibition Evicted will travel across the country

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Immersive installation inspired by Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking research opens in Milwaukee in June 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum’s exhibition Evicted will travel across the country. With ten venues planned and more to be announced, Evicted will open in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Mobile Design...

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